DES is the first bilingual school in Greece to combine the internationally recognized IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme), which aims to prepare students to become active participants in a lifelong learning journey, with the “Theory of Multiple Intelligences”. At DES every student is distinct, every student loves to learn. Knowledge, skills, talents discovery of solutions are some of the most essential characteristics of our students, the future citizens of the world.
Dr. Billie Konstantara founded three very successful schools, where she applies the most innovative educational methods and theories. The innovative programme that she created follows the objectives of the analytical programme of studies but achieves
them through differentiated teaching, which adapts the teaching method to the talent of the student, the way in which the student learns best, and consistently detects their learning readiness.
The primary objective of the school’s educational programme aims at achieving harmony between the cognitive and the emotional elements of every human being. This is why it is based on the “Theory of Multiple Intelligences” and emotional aptitude, through an excellently structured and scientifically documented approach. Furthermore, all subjects are considered as primary subjects. Language courses and mathematics are taught with the same emphasis as sports, music, art, literature, and STEM courses!
A day at DES
In the centre of the curriculum 7 the five essential elements of knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action promote a student -centred approach for both teaching and learning. The goal of the programme is to develop internationally minded students who will become conscious future global citizens and effective leaders.
IB learners strive to be Inquirers, Thinkers, Communicators, Risk-takers, Knowledgeable, Principled, Caring, Open-minded, Balanced and Reflective within the PYP framework and the vivid school community. Learning in the PYP is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes, each selected for their relevance to the real world. Young learners explore the commonalities of human experience by investigating these themes through a complete yet fun programme of inquiry.
Inquiry, content-based and experiential learning reinforce transdisciplinary skills while creating strong connections within the various subject areas: Language, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Arts and Physical Education. A holistic approach that provides an ideal foundation for children to become successful, lifelong learners by developing their social and emotional well-being, the sense of responsibility and independence, multiple language skills and a wider understanding of the world around us.